Located in Clark County, Nevada, Red Rock Canyon has been a hit tourist destination for years. With its rich history, geological beauty, and outstanding wildlife, it comes as no shock as to why people are so attracted to it. Here are 5 things to do in Red Rock Canyon when you come and visit.
One of the many things that you can do at Red Rock Canyon is to take a tour. On a tour, you will get to explore the beauty of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. You navigate around the 13-mile scenic loop, soaking in every inch of the canyon. On a tour, stops are made at the sandstone Calico Hills and Willow Springs. The tour guide educates tourists on the canyon’s history, geography, and ecology.
Take a morning horseback ride with a tour group and expert wranglers. You will get to see the Red Rock Canyon up close and personal while trekking through the desert and admiring the landscape with your four-legged partner. All the horses provided are tamed and friendly so don’t be afraid to pet them. Make sure to keep your camera handy to capture photos of grazing cattle, bighorn sheep, jack rabbits and road runners.
Hot air balloon rides are a great way to get a unique, one-of-a-kind perspective of the desert scenery. From up above you will have a bird’s eye view of the Las Vegas Strip, the magnificent Red Rock Canyon and the various mountain ranges. Passengers get to experience joy and the feeling of peace and serenity. This is a great opportunity for loved ones to drink some champagne and drift away into the sunset.
For thrill seekers, Red Rock Canyon offers a broad range of rock climbing lengths and difficulties. Climbers have been attracted to the canyon as early as the 1970s. Some of the easier routes are great training grounds for beginners. The canyon also offers challenging climbs that put your body to the ultimate test. There is a level of difficulty to suit everyone’s specific skill set.
The Red Rock Canyon has its own National Conservation area that is bursting with wildlife. This is a great opportunity for photographers, nature lovers and researchers to experience life in the Mojave Desert. About 600 different species of plants can be found here. Some of these plants are the banana yucca, agave and black brush. Some of the animals that can be spotted here are wild burros, rabbits and the desert bighorn sheep. The desert tortoise also inhabits this area in which its habitat is protected by the law.
With all of these fun and exciting things to do at Red Rock Canyon, it has become a tourist destination hit. If interested in planning a trip to Red Rock Canyon, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are more than willing to help you find only the best tours of the canyon.